November 14, 2021

Various Artists - New Jersey Drive Vol. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1995)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop, R&B
Label Number: TBCD 1114

© 1995 Tommy Boy Records
Just another case of a stellar soundtrack outshining a lackluster film. Volume one of this star-studded set of songs inspired by the ill-fated urban car-jacking film highlights the movers and shakers of mid-'90s hip-hop. The Notorious B.I.G. lends a classic verse on Puff Daddy girl group Total's "Can't U See"; the song is fueled by a time-honored sample from James Brown's "The Big Payback." Other lesser-known gems include Newark, NJ, representer and one of Jacktown's finest, Redman, on the Cosmic Sloppy "Where Am I"; the country-fried automobile-lover's anthem "Benz or a Beamer" provided by Outkast; and "East Left," a cut from cold wildin' Long Island native Keith Murray. While some irritating filler is sprinkled in with the hits, there is also a strong West Coast flavor provided by the likes of MC Eiht and Young Lay and a taste of dancehall stylings from Black Panta. This volume also features the classic dance hit "Before I Let Go" by Frankie Beverly and Maze.

tags: various artists, new jersey drive vol 1, original motion picture soundtrack, ost, 1995, flac,

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